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Sunday, 31 January 2016


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The seventh Jaffna International Trade Fair 2016 was opened on Friday at the Jaffna Municipal Grounds with the participation of over 300 companies. The event is organised by the Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd. with the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY). Here Chief Guest Governor, Northern Province, H.M.G.S. Palihakkara and Co-Founder Chairman, Jaffna International Trade Fair, Kosala
Wickramanaike take a close look at some items in a stall

Top priority to improve Lanka’s economy

Malik calls for FTAs with India, Pakistan, China and Singapore:

While Thailand’s exports to India are around US$ 5 billion, Sri Lanka’s exports account only for around US$ 700 despite a Free Trade Agreement with India. Sri Lanka should look at countries such as India where there is a huge population of 1.25 billion,

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EP lacks big investments - CM Naseer

The Eastern Province (EP) will be transformed into a leading tourism destination with an airport in Batticaloa to improve domestic transportation and boost tourism in the province, Eastern Province Chief Minister Naseer Ahamed said on the sidelines of the International Investment Forum to develop the Province.

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Milk imports cost US $ 400m annually:

Demand for fresh milk up 16%, supply shrinks

The annual demand for fresh milk in the country has increased by 16 percent while the supply is growing at a snails pace resulting in more imports of milk powder at a staggering cost each year, statistics reveal. Sri Lanka’s annual milk requirement is around 750 million tonnes while local production is around 300 million tonnes. Sri Lanka spends around US$ 400 million a year on imports of milk products a year.

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Megapolis development plan launched

Megapolis and Western Region Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka launched the Megapolis Development Plan at Independence Square on Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were also present.

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Upgrade rail transport to boost tourism - Ircon official

Sri Lanka should upgrade its rail track network and make it an efficient mode of transport to develop the tourism industry, Project Director, Ircon International Limited, S.L. Gupta told the media in Colombo last week. Gupta said an efficient railway network to the North and the East,

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